I can't figure out if I have not completed something correctly in order for my 501c3 to be recognized by Amazon Smile
Good Morning Keith,
Thank you for contacting the GuideStar Community.
Upon reviewing your organization's profile, the IRS has your organization registered as a 501(c)(3) Private Nonoperating Foundation. Organizations must be registered and in good standing with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) to be eligible to participate. Organizations must be public charitable organizations (not private foundations) and may not be supporting organizations, unless identified specifically as a Type I, Type II, or functionally integrated Type III supporting organization. Please click on the following link to learn more about AmazonSmile: AmazonSmile Org Central: Customers shop. Amazon gives.
If you feel the IRS has your organization listed incorrectly, you may contact the Nonprofit Division of the IRS for more information at: (877) 829-5500 (toll-free number). The IRS call center is open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Time.
Please let me know if you need any further assistance.
GuideStar Community Support Specialist
thanks for the help Robin! I just noticed that! I was reclassified as a Public Charity and it became official in the IRS system on Nov. 6th so that is the problem. Do you know I can get my profile updated to reflect the correct classification? thank you! ke
Because this information is provided to us by the IRS, we are unable to alter the information on your GuideStar profile. GuideStar receives monthly updates from the IRS and as of our last update on October 9th, the IRS still had your organization listed as a Private Foundation. However, we expect to receive our November update this week or next. Once we receive the update, I will follow up with you to let you know if the IRS has updated your organization to a public charity.
If you would like to follow up with the IRS to see if this will be updated on the November Business Master File, you may contact the Nonprofit Division of the IRS for more information at: (877) 829-5500 (toll-free number). The IRS call center is open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Time.
thanks Robin! hopefully the november update will reflect my change to a public charity. thanks for all your help and the speedy reply!
I wanted to follow up to let you know that we received an update from the IRS yesterday and your organization has now been updated to a Public Charity. GuideStar will send AmazonSmile an update on or around the 22nd of January. Once received by AmazonSmile, they update their site accordingly.
Community Support Specialist
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